Global Engagement Committee

 1.      Purpose

The Global Engagement Committee is a committee of the University Executive Board. The Committee will oversee the development of the University’s Global Engagement Strategic Delivery Plan (SDP).

2.       Responsibilities

 Without limiting the general responsibilities as described above:

  1. To guide, support and monitor the effective implementation of the University's Global Engagement SDP. 
  2. To support and reinforce the embedment of internationalisation activities across all academic disciplines throughout the University. 
  3. To encourage and support an interdisciplinary and cross-functional approach to developing international teaching partnerships with key overseas institutions across the globe.
  4. To develop and support plans to engage with leading international institutions and global businesses, in order to produce world-leading research, innovation and impact.
  5. To work with Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Heads of School/Heads of Department to ensure effective engagement of academic units in implementing the University’s Global Engagement SDP.
  6. To develop and support plans to engage further with the student body to enrich their learning experience through international mobility, including with industry and between the University's campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.
  7. To develop and support plans to engage further with overseas alumni as active ambassadors of the University. 
  8. To establish such sub-groups as may be required to deliver specific areas of the Committee’s remit.
  9. To receive reports and updates from the Committee’s sub-committees and where relevant from other University Executive Board committees.
  10. To receive from and deliver reports and updates to University Executive Board as required.
  11. The Chair of the Committee is accountable for the decisions of the Committee which includes but is not limited to decisions with a financial impact and will liaise with the chairs of other committees and other budget holders where there is overlap in responsibility.

 3.      GENERAL

3.1       Membership


Pro-Vice Chancellor Global Engagement


Academic Member  

APVC Industrial Strategy, Business Engagement and Impact

Faculty of Arts; Global Engagement Director

Faculty of Engineering; Global Engagement Director

Faculty of Medicine and Health Science; Global Engagement Director

Faculty of Social Sciences Global Engagement Director

Faculty of Science; Global Engagement Director

Professional Services


Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Director of Advancement

Associate Director, Global Opportunities, Visas and Immigration

Associate Director of Careers and Employability

Associate Director for Global Engagement Strategy Support


UNM Representative

Global Engagement Strategy Lead


UNNC Representative

Chair of UNNC Global Engagement Committee


Student Representative

Nominated by the Students’ Union


Nominated Members

One member chosen through the Committee Membership Selection Process


The Strategic Delivery Lead and Director of the Asia Business Centre will attend meetings as appropriate but are not members of the Committee.

3.2       Chair and support

The Committee will be convened and chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement. The Secretary will be supplied by the Governance and Executive Support.

3.3       Frequency of meetings

The Committee will meet quarterly and the Chair shall call additional meetings where necessary.  The Committee shall delegate activity to sub-groups or committees as appropriate.

3.4       Deputies

Members of the Committee are not able to nominate a deputy to attend the meeting on their behalf.

3.5       Quorum

A quorum will be half the regular membership plus one. 

3.6       Term of Office

The term of office for the members selected by the Committee Membership Selection Group is two years. Some of these members may be reappointed for a further year with the agreement of the Chair in order to maintain an appropriate balance between turnover and experience on the Committee. The term of office for the representative nominated by the Students’ Union is one year.  Other members are ex officio.

3.7       Reporting and Review

The Committee will report to University Executive Board as required. The effectiveness and the membership of the Committee will be reviewed annually. 

Sub-committees and task and finish groups will report into the Committee as required.

(ratified by Global Engagement Committee 28 September 2023)

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